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Title: Novel pixel circuits for liquid crystal over silicon spatial light modulators
Author: Breslin, John Anthony
Awarding Body: University of Edinburgh
Current Institution: University of Edinburgh
Date of Award: 1998
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Abstract:
Spatial Light Modulators are used in many applications and Liquid Crystal Spatial Light Modulators are a mature technology with devices now commercially available. Over the past 3 years there has been a rapid increase in device resolution, with a decrease in pixel size. To date though, on Static Memory pixels that incorporate charge-balancing circuitry, the underlying pixel architecture has remained unchanged. This thesis presents novel "load-and-display" Static Memory pixel designs. The importance of the pixels' architectural changes is highlighted, along with design and implementation issues. The thesis also presents two more specialised pixel architectures: pixels designed for a specific application, rather than as general purpose load-and-display devices. Future trends in Liquid Crystal Spatial Light Modulators are also considered: has research and development now reached steady-state; or what impact could the designs presented in this thesis in conjunction with changes in silicon process technology have on these future trends?
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID: uk.bl.ethos.641928  DOI: Not available
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